Three years have passed since retirement. I have been enjoying doing what I want pretty much when I want but I am missing one aspect of my professional career. Having been an educator for over 35 years I am itching to get back into the teaching mode. I am available to plan and create the program or workshop that a guild or group desires in an evening, for a day, or at a retreat. I am especially interested in the creative quilting aspects and the intergenerational sharing of our quilting heritage. Below are a few of the programs/workshops that I have prepared and would welcome your invitation to share.
Inspirations, Reflections, and Creations, 1 hour
A trunk show of traditional and non-traditional quilts that will inspire and motivate quilters as they reflect on their personal stories and quilts.
A short make and take can be included to make a quick folded flower as shown in several of the quilts, add 20 minutes.
“Intuition and Improvisation Before Patterns and Precision”, 3 or 6 hour class
In this class you will learn techniques to put together an improvisational quilt project unique to you. Trust yourself to take beloved fabrics and combine with “wonder why on earth I bought that!” fabrics in ways you never dreamed would result in a fabulous piece. Share and swap fabrics with other class members (convince your classmates that your “ugly” is their “beautiful”).
3 hour—demonstration and individual practice to make some blocks.
6 hour—demonstration and individual practice to make blocks and determine some potential arrangements for a finished product.
“Floral Fabric Bouquets Featuring Vintage Linens”, 3 hour workshop
Using vintage linens as the background for framed fabric floral bouquets. Bring your family linens whether handkerchief or pillowcase, dish towel or table linen to repurpose and preserve family memories. If you don’t have any or choose to let them languish in their drawer feel free to take advantage of my Posie Lane hand dyed linens available at Hickory Stick Quilt Shop in Hannibal, Missouri or from me. I will bring others for your selection to class but you may want to have your selection made ahead of time so you can concentrate on the design.
“A Leaf Collection”
Five 2 hour workshops that will result in five small finished projects or designs ready to combine into one.
This is a series of artistic workshops that will focus on creative techniques that can be applied to future creative quilting projects. The subject matter for class will be leaves but the techniques can be applied to any creative project you might choose for the future.